Trump’s ex-lawyer Co­hen pleads guilty to ly­ing to Congress

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FULL STORY AT THES­TAR.COM/VAN­COU­VER NEW York—michael Co­hen, U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s for­mer lawyer, ap­peared be­fore a fed­eral judge in New York on Thurs­day and pleaded guilty to ly­ing to Congress to cover up that he was ne­go­ti­at­ing a real es­tate deal in Moscow on Trump’s be­half dur­ing his cam­paign for the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion.

The charge was brought by Spe­cial Coun­sel Robert Mueller, who is in­ves­ti­gat­ing Rus­sian in­ter­fer­ence in the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, and was the re­sult of his co-op­er­a­tion with that probe. HONG Kong—china’s gov­ern­ment has or­dered a halt to work by a med­i­cal team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited ba­bies.

Vice Min­is­ter of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Xu Nan­ping told state broad­caster CCTV Thurs­day that his min­istry is strongly op­posed to the ef­forts that re­port­edly pro­duced twin girls born ear­lier this month. The work is not in­de­pen­dently con­firmed, but re­searcher He Jiankui claims to have al­tered the twins’ DNA to try to make them re­sis­tant to in­fec­tion with the AIDS virus.

China con­demns work on cre­at­ing gene-edited ba­bies

NEW DELHI—AT least 12 peo­ple have died from drink­ing tainted liquor in In­dia.

Dis­trict Mag­is­trate Su­mit Gupta said an­other 25 peo­ple were be­ing treated in a hos­pi­tal in the Na­dia dis­trict of West Ben­gal state. Gupta said work­ers at a brick kiln con­sumed the cheap liquor bought from lo­cal sell­ers.

The Press Trust of In­dia news agency said four peo­ple have been ar­rested.

Deaths from il­le­gally brewed al­co­hol are com­mon in In­dia be­cause the poor can­not af­ford li­censed brands.

12 deaths in In­dia linked to drink­ing tainted liquor

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